Hoosier Hysteria! Adams hits game-winner at buzzer to top Penn

Hoosier Hysteria was in full force on the opening night of Indiana Boys Sectionals.

Landon Booker hit a 30-footer at the buzzer to lift Adams past Penn 47-46 in the opening round of the Indiana boys sectional playoffs at Clay High School Tuesday night.

Penn had a 5-point lead with a minute left, but the Kingsmen were plagued by poor free throw shooting.

Penn would miss 14 free throws in the 2nd half, including two from star Ryan Choiniere with four seconds to go that could have iced the game.

After the 2nd missed free throw, Penn couldn't grab the rebound and it trickled out of bounds.

3.3 seconds sat on the clock. Adams would in bound the ball and get it to Booker who dribbled around a man and put up a pray---nothing but net.

Every Eagles from in the building that rushed the court for an unbelievable moment.

Booker was overwhelmed. He couldn't believe what he had just done. The junior finished with a game-high 14 points.

Adams opened up a 12-4 lead after one quarter of play, but saw Penn take a 21-19 halftime lead on a Chris Chaffee basket at the end of the 2nd quarter.

Choinere helped the Kingsmen open up a 31-23 lead in the 3rd with a bucket. The senior had a team-high 12.

The Kingsmen led 32-27 after three quarters.

Adams will now face Riley in the sectional semifinals on Friday at 6:30.

The NIC Co-Champion Wildcats defeated Mishawaka 56-51 in Tuesday's other sectional game at Clay.

Larry King led Riley with 15. Ross Lee added 14 and JT Breveard scored 12.

Riley opened up a 15-3 lead in the 1st quarter, but Kyle Heatherly pulled Mishawaka within one in the 2nd with a big three. Heatherly scored a game-high 27 points.

Riley led 30-24 at the half and started the 3rd quarter on a 7-0 run to open up a 37-26 lead.

The Wildcats and Eagles will meet Friday for the 4th time this season. Riley won the first two meetings with Adams win the official 'NIC' in the 3rd meeting.

That game will be played Friday at 6:30 with Clay and Washington to follow at 8pm.
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At North Side Gym, Elkhart Central pulled off the upset on Northridge in the 4A sectionals with a 59-56 win.

Joshua Robinson led the Blazers with 26.

Derek Troyer scored a game-high 28 for Northridge.

The win was just the 5th win of the season for Elkhart Central. The Blazers will face Goshen in Friday's semifinals.

The Redskins defeated Concord 59-41 in Tuesday's other opening round sectional game.

Cam Snyder led Goshen with 22. Ethan Hussey added 12. Tyrie Larkin scored 14 for Concord.

Goshen and Central will meet at 6:30 Friday with Memorial and Warsaw to follow at 8pm.
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In the area's only other sectional game played Tuesday, Northwood defeated Wawasee 62-53.
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In Michigan girls action, Galesburg-Augusta defeats Constantine 54-50 at the Bronson Class C Regional.

Allie Dawson led Galesburg with 30. Emily Koming scored a game-high 17 for Constantine.

Alson at Bronson, Athens knocks off Bridgman 48-35.

And in Class B, Dowagiac sees its season come to an end with a 49-44 loss to Byron Center.


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